Linquiz week 43

Wat is het langste woord in het Nederlandse woordenboek?

= What is the longest word in the Dutch dictionairy?

meervoudigepersoonlijkheidsstoornissen

= Multiple personality disorder

"Anna heeft last van meervoudigepersoonlijkheidsstoornissen" = Anna suffers from multiple personality disorder

Wat is eigenlijk het kortste woord in het Nederlands?

= what is actually the shortest word in Dutch?

U (formal for 'you')

"Weet u waar het centraal station is, meneer?" = Do you know where the central station is, sir?

En alle letters van het alfabet: a, b, c, d etc

"Schrijf de a" (write the a)


Fun Fact:

The longest word of the world takes three hours to pronounce and has 189.891 letters. It is the full name of titin, a protein.


The longest word in any of the major English language dictionaries is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, a word that refers to a lung disease contracted from the inhalation of very fine silica particles, specifically from a volcano; medically, it is the same as silicosis.



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